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Oct 25, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. >> if you go to dashboard.barack obama.com, you can find out in your local neighborhood where your neighborhood team leaders are and you can get in touch with them. find out what activities are going on. where to make phone calls what doors to knock on. what's happening organizationally in your region. it is best way to get involved. dashboard.barack obama.com. >> jennifer: you hear that? there is a way to get involved and make a difference in this campaign. stephanie cutter, deputy campaign manager for obama 2012. thanks so much for joining us. >> thanks, governor. >> jennifer: all right. coming up, if you're one of those junkies who just eats, sleeps and breathes politics, you are going to flat out love what we have coming up next. forget must-win states. we're going to get you on the ground in some must-win counties. plus, what was the very first political ad? how about the very first attack ad? tonight, we're going to kick off our series on the selling of the president. political ads that changed history. and later millennials, you young people are out there they believe, you b
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Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
because the economy is so tough. it's an uphill climb especially after the debate there was extra local attention on that debate. there was so much residual coverage of that in the local media here that president obama's performance and mitt romney's performance played an especially huge role. >> jennifer: you think because of the local coverage coupled with the national coverage you got really saturated? >> that's absolutely right. it wasn't just the national story, it was local radio and television, and there was a before and after on all of this. >> jennifer: there still is. we're still talking about it too. so tell us about the mood of the conservative -- i know you have a radio show where you have a lot of conservative listeners so i assume they are feeling their oats for mitt romney? feeling really good? >> here is what is worrisome, i sense that the enthusiasm is on romney's side. the organization is on the democratic side, but there is a lot of enthusiasm, not necessarily for mitt romney but for the idea that mitt romney can defeat president obama. i feel like there are a lot of
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
before you get to the beach. >> fema personnel are working with state and local governments. >> there are things flying off the roof here. >> 30-foot waves on top of 10 to 11 to 12-foot storm surge. >> this is not a time to be stupid. >> the national guard is not too far from husband. >> a lot of people are endureing very difficult times. >> 900 miles wide. that's the tropical storm. >> the crane is dangling above west 56th street. >> sandy has everyone scrambling. >> i'm not worried about the impact on election. i'm worried about the impact on families. >> this is what we live for. >> cenk: all right "viewpoint" is not on the air today because they're in new york, and obviously all of new york is suffering through storm sandy and i can give you the latest. in fact, it just made ground fall in southern new jersey as we speak. the winds are still up to 60 to 80 mph. we've got coastal flooding and 2 million people without power already. on top of that we just also heard unfortunately we have our first storm-related fatality in maryland. so obviously the storm is very, very serious and i
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Oct 19, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. they'll have more money to spend and if they spend more money at their local businesses, then local business also hire more people, that sort of thing. there were more detective things that got to this question of mid-level jobs disappearing. one was more infrastructure spending putting more construction workers back to work. a lot of construction workers lost their jobs when the houseing bubble collapsed. it also targeted people who were part of the long-term unemployed. >> eliot: retraining them. >> retraining them. >> eliot: which is something that they have talked about as well. >> both parties have talked about retraining. retraining is very important for the american people. the higher-skilled jobs is where the higher income is at. but getting people in the right program-- >> eliot: not to be skeptical of what the president is proposing but it is a kinsian stimulus. the retraining the government spends a lot of money but it does not do terribly well because it doesn't know what jobs you're supposed to be retaining for. and the in this, infrastructure, we're all for it, but the
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Oct 25, 2012 10:00pm PDT
in aid to cities and towns. he did cut 4% of the budget for local schools. congratulations, you cut local education. winner! but here's what he doesn't tell you, so all those local cities and towns had to make up the money somehow. what do they do? they raise property taxes. on average they went up 24% under romney's just his four year reign. why? they had to get the money from somewhere. that's $700 a year out of the packet of all the people in massachusetts that owned a home. he doesn't tell you about that, does he? >> how about that famed bipartisanship he brags about? do you know how many times he issued vetoes? 844 vetoes. jesus! what happened to bipartisan ship? >> when you ask the president of the senate at the time, well, here's what he says about that. >> he truly didn't have an understanding of how valuable the political personal component of the business would be as he went forward with implementing the political rhetoric into political policy. >> and then even senior advisor to mitt romney himself said this. >> the governor came in as an outsider. four years later he lef
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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
and on your local progressive talk radio station. hope you had a good weekend got a chance to rest up watch some baseball, watch some football, and are ready to tackle the news of the day. of course, it is a holiday for some americans. don't ask me. well, if you work for state, local, or federal government. i guess state and local still. we know the federal government has the day off. schools are open today at least in montgomery county. so if you have got the holiday, enjoy it. if not, like the rest of us welcome to the workday. we would be grad to take your calls. a 866-55-press 866-557-7377. having now said that we are all working today, that's not true because dan henning has decided to celebrate the day. >> yeah, he is not italian. >> but peter ogburn here. and siprion is out today too. monty is filling in for him as our video engineer. >> and you're back most importantly, you are back. >> thank you. and a great big thank you to john fugelsang and to jamal simmons for take over the driver's seat- week. good to be back with you. the president and the first lady were back at the wh
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the drugs. >> oh, big business. just local flavor back then, just local color. but once there was a market for for--for the harder drugs which we were not part of, we just got out. we didn't want any part of it. this wasn't us. it didn't help music and it destroyed humanity, everything we were against. you know we didn't want to be part of any of that. one by one, i was the first and then big ben jerry phil, bobby, we all eventually moved out. >> gavin: this new new new album was recorded in your institutes. >> i've always had a studio. i take a long time to do things. >> gavin: this was five years. >> three and a half. i had to learn the license of changing light waves and sound waves. it wasn't like--it wasn't like okay, let's make or i could use the sounds of the big bang, you know. it wasn't you just go and do it. where are you going to look that up? working with the smithsonian and i have a great relation with nasa, and with all the radio telescopes around the world. the science work with all of my scientific staff. i was a series science staff that does the serious work that c
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Oct 9, 2012 3:00am PDT
. one is afghanistan. both plan to transfer power to local security forces by the end of 2014. syria, romney wants to give aid to neighboring states. number 3 is iran where both romney and the president say the country should not have access to nuclear weapons. plus yesterday romney promised to restore aircraft carrier groups to the region but we already have one in the gulf. and romney attacked the president for not signing a single agreement in the last four years, but he is wrong. mr. obama has signed agreements with south korea, and panama. we'll be right back. growing up i had a single mother of four and people in the community were so helpful when they didn't even have much themselves. seeing people and their hardships made me want to make a difference in people's lives to give them hope. receiving a masters degree would open the doors for me to get into a management position where i would be able to do more for people. ♪ >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: here we go 28 days and counting. time
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Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
booming out to you on your local progressive talk radio station on sirius x.m. this hour only and on current tv, of course. good to have you with us, watching. good to have you with us, listening. good to have you with us, period. thank you for being part of the "full court press." i'm bill press liberal and proud of it. up late last night as all of you were watching the debate i'm sure. and good to be back with you this post-debate day, taking a little time out from maybe an undeserved vacation but i do want to say thank you to john fuglesang, thank you to jamal simmons yesterday for sitting in, filling in. enabling me to spend a little time with the family. had to be back for the big day today. thank you also to our team here, peter ogborn and dan henning and cyprian bowlding who never get a day off. good to see you guys again. >> we did our best without you. nice to have you back. >> bill: thank you. don't forget you can join the conversation any time by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. that is our toll free number. and, as always, we invite you to join the chat room. it ought
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the local banker, the doctor, the lawyer, those who are viewed central to the decision making but they were integrated in the every day life of the community. now these are two separate worlds and the chasm has grown even bigger. >> this point about local is a key point eliot. for the people at the very very top its increasingly hard to define local. capitalism is global. markets are global. and people at the very top are increasingly living in a world absolutely apart from the rest of us, and they're becoming a nation unto themselves. >> eliot: and so rather than having a wealthy subset that we're still part of a local community, what you're saying you have an extraordinarily wealthy elite defines it's commonality globally and internationally. so the elite in new york, paris and london have more in common with each other than they do with their neighbors three blocks away. >> absolutely. and throw in mumbai, shanghai and moscow. this is a truly global group. this is not to impugn the patriotism of these people. we are a function of the economy that we find ourselves in and theiti
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Oct 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
have pre-positioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. there has been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal, and local governments. >> and everybody on the local level have backed that up. 1-800-steph-1-2 is the number to call that's 1-800-steph-1-2. let's talk to don in florida about privatizing fema. hey, don. >> caller: yeah, thanks for taking my call. i have a political strategy for ohio actually a democratic one. but romney is trying to do whatever he can to get any press coverage he can possibly get. these food thing, i heard he called these governors and all of this stuff. i know he has been running for president for the last 20 years it seems, he wouldn't even be in the picture but he is just trying to get his name out there, because obama and the storm will get all of the reaction. >> and it seems like him calling the governors would be just getting in the way. >> and what a coincidence he is doing this in all of the battleground states. >> he'll privatize anything for a buck. >> yeah. >> one way
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Oct 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
required stitches, i know he was treated here by the local ems 12347 the police charged jennings with assault, theft and hate crime because he told the middle eastern cabbie to go back to his own country. >> cenk: that's an exact quote. according to the cabbie he said, i'm going to kill you. you should go back to your country. forget the hate crime part of it although you shouldn't forget that, but he said, i'm going to kill you and then stabs the guy. the cabbie said he tried to stab him in the neck and he blocked it with his hand. no one disputes that he pulled a knife. but the cops wouldn't do anything to him because he pays $10,000 in taxes. you want to talk about a sense of entitlement. i'm rich, and i've a $3.5 million house, i can stab you all i like. you know what they did today? dropped the charges. local report. >> in queens a cabbie anger and frustrateed. >> it's unfair. i swear to god, it's really unfair. >> in stamford a banker thankful and relieved. >> i don't have a lot to say about the case beyond the fact that the outcome speaks for itself. >> connecticut prosecutor d
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Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
fiercely independent. she worked her way up and ended up being the vice president of a local bank and she ended up living alone by choice and the reason she could be independent was because of social security and medicare. she had worked all of her life put in this money, and understood that there was a basic guarantee, a floor under which she could not go. and that's the perspective i bring when i think about what is called entitlements the name itself implies something else. these are folks who work hard and are counting on this. my approach is how do we strengthen the system over the long term. in medicare we said we are going to have to bring down the costs if we're going to deal with our long-term deficits but to do that, let's look at where some of the money is going. $716 billion we were able to save by no longer overpaying insurance companies, by making sure that we weren't overpaying providers, and using that money we were actually able to lower prescription drug costs for seniors by an average of $600 and make a significant dent in providing them the kind of preventative
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Oct 31, 2012 3:00am PDT
" right here on current tv and on your local progressive talk radio station this wednesday morning. halloween, trick or treat. halloween has not been canceled or postponed, aren't you happy you will have all of those kids at your door this evening, begging for candy, unless you are taking your kids out on your own to let them beg for candy. glad to see you today, thank you for joining the show and encourage you to take full participation in the show give us a call at 866-55-press, go on twitter and join us @bpshow, facebook, at facebook@billpressshow, or go in the chat room at current.com. just click on the chat room and be connected with all of your fellow full court pressers from across the country. and carey, good friend of the program, hi, kerry good to see you. >> good to be here bill. >> bill: you have your alaska suit on -- >> i do sarah palin would be envious. >> she road her bike over today. it is cold outside. >> it is. thank you. >> bill: in honor of chris christie i wear my fleece today. you dressed at chris christie for halloween. >> bill: yeah, i should put a few pill
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Oct 25, 2012 3:00am PDT
, state and local and federal office. dave zirin our own sports guy will be along to talk about them giants. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> on this thursday, other headlines making news, we'll start with the giants. world series game one last night. san francisco beat the detroit tigers 8-3. thanks to pablo sandoval hitting three home runs. he becomes the only fourth player in history to ever pound three homers in a world series game along with reggie jackson babe ruth and albert pujols. >> he's in good company. that's decent company. >> bill: they have put him right in the -- they should put him right in the hall of fame. >> detroit pitcher justin verlander gave up five runs in four innings of work. game two in san francisco. baumgartner takes the mound for the giants. >> bill: i saw when the pitching coach came out to talk to verlander. they've never seen that before because verlander is so good. they figure we might as well take a nap now because we know this guy won't have any trouble. >> he's had problems in the world series. as good as he is during the regul
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
mcdonald's hamburgers to locals in a different town. what could we do to make this more appealing to you. what could we do to make you smoke more. they figure out exactly what russians want and suggest marketing campaigns about emphasizing national pride things like that. russian only brands, things like that and it totally works. british american tobacco gets their tobacco and production starts going through the roof. >> take away the suits and they remind me of certain peddlers of a different kind of drug, but interesting note. zack really interesting article involving the post. thanks for joining us, appreciate it. >> thank you very much, chenk. >> jill stein of the green party, what does she have to offer that's different? a lot. >> what we don't deserve is pandering irresponsible bull [bleep] passing itself off at campaigning. i can't believe i just said that. >> i can't, either. she's going to be on the program. and then, we've got the elbow of the day. who's it on? you should know already. rich, chewy caramel rolled up in smooth milk chocolate. don't forget about that payroll meet
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Oct 24, 2012 8:00pm PDT
other thing that is important in this, the other local question. if you have mitt romney's position and say he appoints justices who reverse roe versus wade and so you have got half of the states controlled by republican governors and republican house and senate members so abortion is made illegal in those states, even with exceptions for rape and incest, what does this mean? if you're a woman who gets raped, now you want to apply for the exception, do you have to go before a rape panel to prove that you were raped? do you have to prove you were a victim of incest? how long does that take? and by that point isn't it too late? the logical extension of these positions leads you to an i will illogical conclusion, one so extreme that this nation would not want to find itself in that place. >> eliot: it is extreme. it is crazy. the map that we see so often these days, the red and the blue map on electoral votes if roe v. wade is overturned it would soon be impossible for a woman to get an abortion. that is going to fundamentally change civil rights. mitt romney wants to pretend no such t
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
it up. here she is in a local tv interview. >> i think my biggest concern obviously would be just for the the--his mental well-being. >> cenk: that would be her top concern at the white house. i wonder why. mitt romney has said things like this during the primary. >> it seems right here these are the right height. i like seeing the lakes. i love the lakes. >> cenk: okay. asked about our question whether he's going to kick it up in the campaign, he said, look at those clouds. it's beautiful. look at those things. what? what in the world are you talking about? then of course there is this weird sinister laugh. [ laughing ] >> i haven't calculated that. >> maybe. [ laughing ] >> cenk: jayar jackson, mitt romney crazy or not crazy. >> he's not crazy. he's desperate detached, and i has no include to connect--no clue how to connect with people. he doesn't know how to speak to people so he says, look at these clouds, these lakes, it's perfect. do you like me yet? ann romney brought up-- >> he's not crazy. mental is how to handle all this. >> cenk: look at this. crazy or not crazy. >> i'm
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
independent said he will promote state local and congressional candidates of any party. his support will be based on three issues near to his heart. legalizing same-sex marriage enacting tougher gun laws and overhauling schools. it sounds great on paper but there are reasons why parties exist. it is hard to compete with the power and permanence of national party affiliation. for example, have you ever heard of a group called no labels? you probably have not. that's the point. an alliance of republicans democrats and independents who want to reward politicians for bipartisanship. a great idea but after starting up in late 2010, no labels has become nearly invisible. we'll wait and see how long bloomberg's pact remains truly nonpartisan. let's face it. when it comes to gun laws, same-sex marriage, and effective school reform, he'll mainly find himself backing democrats and independents anyway. that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy. >> eliot: before you step in the voting booth november 6th mitt romney wants to make sure you know w
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Oct 18, 2012 8:00pm PDT
sufficient revenue relating to mortgage payments, charitable contributions state and local taxes healthcare paid premiums by employers are according to romney, off the table for middle class taxpayers. there is clearly a huge gaping hole. this plan really is no more than swiss cheese in its current form. electing a candidate with a plan is one thing. electing a candidate who is selling a mirage is something else altogether. if romney wants the serious second look he's getting to continue, he owes the public a serious answer to this question... the media has tried occasionally with no success. ryan's answer that he didn't have enough time to explain the plan. surely that didn't inspire confidence. we need credible reasons why this plan will work and the burden of proof when running for the presidency of the united states of america should be higher than trust me, i'll tell you later. that's my view. build a ground-breaking car. good. now build a time machine. go here, find someone who can build a futuristic dash board display. bring future guy back. watch him build a tft display like nothing
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
local elections and empowerment of trying to create leaders. it's been remarkable to see people over and over now. people are running for office. people are taking over in their schools and becoming presidents of their different organizations. there is so much potential there. and civic participation is really our goal in all the different ways. >> you reach out in unique ways, and not in ways that people necessarily may expect. meaning it's not all in spanish. >> mm-hmm. >> gavin: you reach out with celebrities, why is that? i think there is some mythology that the overwhelming majority are speaking a native language of spanish or whatever, but instead mostly english. >> yes actually there are a lot of myths around the american american-latino. some think that most latinos here in the country are here illegally. there is a lot to counter act information. one of them is that they don't speak english. especially when you're trying to reach out to the vote no matter which political party if you're only doing that in spanish language media you're missing a huge amount of people. they're
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Oct 19, 2012 9:00pm PDT
the names of locals with the u.s., and exposed them to the very groups that attacked the consulate. so how dangerous is it that he is revealing these documents? >> i think it shows, jennifer the problem that you have when you have a serious foreign policy issue getting caught up in gotcha politics. here you have an instance where perhaps congressman issa really overstepped his bounds and now some people might be in danger. i didn't see what was knew beyond what we have already learned last week, which were scathing for the state department and lead secretary clinton to take responsibility for the whole debacle. i don't see this issue going away unfortunately in terms of the politics of it. >> jennifer: they certainly revealed nothing new in termshappened next but they certainly did reveal something new in terms of names of people who might have been helping the united states. >> yeah that's the problem. we already know from the regional security officer saying we needed more diplomatic security. but the fact that he is revealing sources and methods here is quite incredible. on the
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Oct 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
florida, he dropped in with a local ice cream shop and chatted with local reporters. >> bill: what did he tell you? >> paul ryan said joe biden has to defend the president's policy. and he said joe biden is one of the best debaters. of course we know that is playing the expectation game. this is paul ryan's first opportunity to debate on a national stage. he said i don't know how much of an effect it is going to have but you guys will be debating it until the end of the earth. >> bill: yes. paul ryan is a very effective public speaker, and very smart, so they are playing the expectations game a little bit on that side as well. do you think -- have you gotten the sense that ryan feels -- everybody has been talking about the pressure on joe biden to make up for the president's not so stellar performance last week. is there also, do you sense pressure on paul ryan to maintain the pace, right? to keep up with romney's performance? >> i think that there is certainly an extreme amount of pressure on paul ryan to do exactly that. if you talk to people in the romney camp they believe the d
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
just a local protest. they thought it was an act of terror. so the wider allegation of a cover-up has been completely undercut by all of the news reports from the reports from the intelligence community. i'm not sure what romney is going to hang his attack on tonight. >> stephanie: they said it had nothing to do with the video. of course, now reports are coming up it did have something to do with the video. >> "los angeles times" reporting, i think it was the report that said witnesses on the ground talked about how that local protest was spurred by anger at the video. obviously what happened in libya was much different than what happened in cairo massive protests and obviously the one in benghazi turned violent. but -- the "wall street journal" today reporting that the early assessments were all stressed, this notion about protests and not a planned al-qaeda attack. in fact, to this date, there is virtually no intelligence reports i've seen that suggest it was the al-qaeda attack. it was a combination of two or three things. >> stephanie: right. >> that's what unfolded. so again
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Oct 5, 2012 3:00am PDT
about 14. 21% of all african-americans who work work for a state and local government. so when you are cutting jobs you are cutting jobs of african-americans. >> that's a great point. first of all whatever recovery is taking place, it is uneven. >> jamal: right. >> and when you start to see some of these state and local sectors picking up it means that better times are being spread around a little bit more. that's extremely important for the economy. let's shift to politics. you are a voter at home and the romney people are saying well you have got to change, because things -- you can't trust this guy for things to be better and the clear economic trend is that unemployment is getting better. why would you change at this particularing point? you see things are getting better. this has to be a big positive for the president. >> jamal: i can remember being a democrat in 2004, and i can remember the numbers looking better that year and you feel torn. >> sure. >> jamal: you are thinking it is getting away from us. >> yeah when things don't go bad, you have to figure it out. i expect th
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Oct 18, 2012 10:00pm PDT
tax, etc. when you take into fact local and state taxes you know what the top 5% pay? they get 35.3% of the income, as you can say in 2011 and they pay 37.1% of the taxes. so that is not a very progressive tax system at all. and so why is romney saying they pay 60% of the taxes when in reality when you take all the taxes in effect they pay pretty much the percentage that they get, 35% to 37%. because romney thinks it's his job to protect the top 5%. no don't raise the taxes. they already pay too much--of federal income. his job will be to look out for the top 5% who made him president and who earlier made him governor. that's what they have to connect and understand that this guy is not going to create any jobs. he didn't do it in massachusetts, and's not going to do it as president. that's not his goal. you have 18 days to do it. i hope the obama administration is listening. this is an issue that used issue for mitt romney. swing state likely female voters 49% for president obama and 48% for mitt romney. that used to be a much larger differential but it's obviously closed. why? he
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Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
hurricane sandy. >> obama: ref pre-positioned assets where local personnel is working with state governments and we we have resources available for those communities hardest hit. i'm grateful for the cooperation of our state and local officials. conversations at this point there are no unmet needs. i think everyone is taking this very seriously. >> cenk: that was not a compilation of weather reports. we'll have that late for you in the show. that's president obama respond together disaster. being president, he's in charge. this is a very important moment. i don't know if you know this but we're very close to an election eight days away. how he handles this might be enormously important to how you vote in november. that's the president talking about the importance of fema. when you talk to mitt romney, if he talks like he did during the primaries, he told you he's not interested in fema. >> therefema is running out of money and some are saying maybe we are learning what the state's role should you. >> when you take something from the federal government and send it back to the stat
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Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
again we were fortunate in philadelphia. i know some other locales had their challenges. but it is a command central operation and they are getting information in and kicking information out throughout the jurisdiction. to make sure there's full coordination. >> jennifer: it is amazing to me -- people may not realize it. the one type of area where you have complete synergy between federal, state and local where they're all in the room if he table including some members of folks who can amass contributions from the private sector. it is an amazing operation. let me quickly turn to the election because obviously pennsylvania is a state that has become in focus again. one week away. the romney campaign is up with a new ad in pennsylvania. curiously. let's listen to one part of it. >> obama: if somebody wants to build a coal fire plant, they can. it is just that it will bankrupt them. >> announcer: obama kept that promise and pennsylvania coal paid the price. >> jennifer: so the romney war room wants to keep it close in pennsylvania. how are democrats going to keep the president's lead w
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Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
local, state and federal governments for more than a little help. the need for public assistance in a crisis like this storm is simply massive. back in june 2011 when governor romney was trying to win over republican primary voters at a debate, you may have seen this. he had this to say about how to fix the financially-strapped federal emergency management agency better known as fema. take a listen. >> romney: every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. and if you go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> jennifer: send it back to the private sector is even better. fast forward to today. seven days until the election. the nation is seeing the aftermath of hurricane sandy. romney didn't have an answer for reporters when they asked him five times about fema. for perspective on what fema might look like under a romney administration, i'm joined by marcos, the founder and the publisher of daily kos. he joins us from berkley california. great to have you back
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Oct 29, 2012 8:00pm PDT
collection of media reports on hurricane sandy. >> obama: ref pre-positioned assets where local personnel is working with state governments and we we have resources available for those communities hardest hit. i'm grateful for the cooperation of our state and local officials. conversations at this point there are no unmet needs. i think everyone is taking this very seriously. >> cenk: that was not a compilation of weather reports. we'll have that late for you in the show. that's president obama respond together disaster. being president, he's in charge. this is a very important moment. i don't know if you know this but we're very close to an election eight days away. how he handles this might be enormously important to how you vote in november. that's the president talking about the importance of fema. when you talk to mitt romney, if he talks like he did during the primaries, he told you he's not interested in fema. >> therefema is running out of money and some are saying maybe we are learning what the state's role should you. >> when you take something from the federal governm
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Oct 31, 2012 4:00pm PDT
the state and local governments have spent 25%. that's a disaster aid formula that has been around for a long time. there is another ratio where the federal government spends 90% and the state only spends 10%. how in the world are they going to rebuild that after the federal government. it all works together. it doesn't mean that you only need federal government and you don't neat local contractors or governors or mayors, of course not. that's a ridiculous and extreme comments that only republicans would make. speaking of ex-treatment comments, do you remember mitt romney said he didn't believe there should an federal fema? unbelievable. he was asked about that from reporters. let's get the response. >> what is your response about fema? >> cenk: he was asked 14 times that day and i never answered the question. that's pretty telling right there in and of itself. now, when we come back we've got one of the top climate scientists in the world with us, james hansen. they warned us, they warned that storms like this would happen. they didn't listen. by the way, the republicans are also
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Oct 15, 2012 10:00pm PDT
getting obama in the office. the system of electing local and state and federal officials is appalling. it's set up to continue extraordinary levels of disenfranchisement, and i think hopefully the increased attention will translate. but again we need color of change and many other organizations, this show and others on tv to bring this to the foreground. we need a three party system and all kinds of challenges to inintimidation to democracy. >> rashard listening to what tricia is saying has clear channel responded? has there been any movement on this? are people outraged. >> there are people who are outraged locally and nationally. they have offered up a billboard to put up their own message but that's not enough. this is not a two-sided conversation. we're not having a two-sided conversation about people's ability to go to the polls and access the polls without intimidation or this culture of fear. what we hope is every day american, people who are watching your show will go to color of change.org , sign the petition, text, sign to 225568. that's sign 225568. join this campaign. the
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Oct 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
is exactly what it looks like. in fact, look at a compilation of the local news to get a sense of how much we are already in the middle of climate change and the devastating consequences. >> they say they have never seen anything like it. many, many homes and businesses, we're told that at its peak, 80% of the burrow of little fairy was flooded or underwater at that point. they evacuated more than a thousand people, using boat brigade. neighboring towns tame in to help. >> it's going down another 200 yards south and if you now look north i know, it might be a tougher angle to see past the street sign, past the s.u.v., we're talking all the way into bellmar. >> these rescues started papping and trucking coming in. we're seeing more people stepping out of this national guard truck. >> you see water right up to the doors here in long beach island and just total devastation. >> a jaw dropping video shot from her hunting lon long idol back yard. the rain saturated sail with jarring winds were able to shake this tree down to its core. it looks like a monster coming out of the ground. >> cen
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
at this point in time, you know who you're voting for. >> have you ever paid attention to a local debate for mayor or county executive and didn't quite know. >> oh, yeah! i watch everything. i love politics. i'm happy i found your show, one day, because i get up in 4:00 in the morning all the time. i love your show. >> well, it's the bill press show i just went private radio for the day. next we've got michael from portland oregon. >> high, jamal. i want to know i think the debates very much matter. the thing that i'm a little concerned about is that people are talking so much about the personality aspect, you know, who's going to get the jab who's going to look good. i wouldn't want to hear and maybe the american people want to hear what is the policy we're going to be addressing, because there are a lot of details that a debate can bring out that are not going to be addressed. i'm looking for what mitt romney is going to do. >> you're looking for details on his economic plan. >> absolutely. i don't care if the guys look good or have good body language. i want to hear what an adm
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
today of paul ryan getting very huffy of a local reporter in michigan -- >> stephanie: we happen to have that. here it is now. >> the best way to prevent violent crime in the inner cities is give opportunity to the inner cities that is civil society, that's what charities, and civic groups and churches do to help each other. >> and you can do that by having a big tax cut? >> those are your words not mine. >> thank you very much sir. >> that was kind of strange putting words in people's mouths. >> you can't spell prickely without pr -- [ laughter ] >> i think paul ryan has believed all of the garbage that has been heaped on his reputation of being a brilliant thinking, and he has taken it all to heart. and i think he can be mocked. and one thing joe biden is very good at is mocking people. and if you can make him show that -- >> oh, god if he walks off of the stage in the middle of the debate -- >> the guys is not tremendously likable. okay. >> stephanie: yeah. >> it is entirely possible that biden will advocate handing sweden over to the hozbowla -- >> stephanie: how much will we pa
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Oct 22, 2012 3:00am PDT
day. welcome to the program, great to see you. remember you can find us on your local progressive talk radio station anywhere in this great land anywhere. you can find us on sirius xm this hour only. don't blame us blame them. and on current tv. so whether you are listening on the radio or watching television. we're glad to see you this morning. thank you for joining us. remember all kinds of way to join the conversation. go on twitter, at bp show and -- or on facebook facebook.com/billpressshow, and if you want to really get into it go to current.com and join the chat room. so we make it easy for you to president. interacttive indeed. on a monday morning. the whole gang is here. peter ogburn dan henning, and siprion bolling, our videographer extrordanaire. >> we are trained processionals. so we can do this. >> bill: right. i don't know about this. so you took my advise. >> i took your advice. go see the movie "argo." i saw it this weekend. holy cow. that is a fantastic movie. >> bill: yeah very, very well done. it's a gripping story. i didn't know anything about these six people
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Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm PDT
, and you were the easy one to point the finger at. how about the local media was there anyone in the media--i'm not looking for blame but did anyone stand up and say let's step back and examine this? >> not for a long, long time. in the beginning it was like a media feeding frenzy. every day when the paper came out, the news came on, you heard stories about satanic rituals and satanic orgies and all these sorts of things where they were trying to stir the community into an absolute frenzy, trying to make it as sensational as they possibly could. it was only years down the road when new witnesses came forth or dna evidence came out then they started to accurately report what was happening. but until then they just made it as sensational as possible. by the time we did walk into the courtroom by that point the trial was a formality that they had to go through to sentence us. >> eliot: i looked, and i have not dealt into this as many have but there was one coerced confession did your lawyers give you real representation? were they skilled in death penalty reputation? did they have the s
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Oct 16, 2012 10:00pm PDT
president of a local bank but she hit the glass ceiling. she trained people who would end up becoming her bosses during the course of her career. she didn't complain. that's not what you did in that generation. and this is one of the reasons why one of the first -- the first bill i signed was something called the lilly ledbetter bill. and it is named after this amazing woman who had been doing the same job as a man for years. found out that she was getting paid less and the supreme court said that she could bring suit because she should have found out about it earlier but she had no way of finding out about it. we fixed that. that's an example of the kind of advocacy that we need because women are increasingly the breadwinners in the family. this is not just a women's issue. this is a family issue. it is a middle class issue. and that's why we've gotta fight for it. it also means that we've gotta make sure that people like yourself are able to afford a college education. governor romney talked about -- he wants to make pell grants and other education accessible for young people. the t
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
benghazi, the local police department to show their support and when governor romney hopped on that so quickly before -- never mind all of the information was out before very much information was out arrive the tragic death of the ambassador and three other brave americans, one of whom was from massachusetts. and for him to politicize that, it is horrendous. for anybody who's ever worn a uniform, for him to do that, it's -- it makes you cringe. i don't get it. bite your tongue. wait until the experts come out with their opinions and we'll get it resolved. we stick together on this side of the atlantic. we don't show -- that's showing weakness. we can't back each other up at times of crisis like that. it was not appreciated by millions of service members and veterans. >> stephanie: yep, absolutely. massachusetts representative hank naughton, i made a major -- just made a major in the united states reserve. [ applause ] thanks so much for taking time for us. we appreciate it. >> stephanie always a pleasure. take care. >> stephanie: all right. there he goes, representative hank naughton o
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
. marcus bachmann filled in on our local crazy christian radio station. >> fabulous. >> next door to you on the dial. >> stephanie: i bet it was super. >> caller: i wasn't able to hear all of it but i sent you guys e-mails because i thought you would want to know about this because there's going to be -- you know, i'm sure somewhere if you make chris listen to it, there's gotta be a lot of closeted comedy gold in it. >> stephanie: i'm sure there is. he's still doing that repairtive therapy. thanks for asking. ♪ i'm super thanks for asking ♪ ♪ all things considered, i couldn't be better i must say ♪ ♪ i'm feeling super nothing bugs me ♪ ♪ everything is super don't you think i look cute in this hat ♪ >> stephanie: we have figured out he's the singer on this -- on the promo forever sexy lady. >> fresh from their star-studded performance in hollywood -- >> they run you right out of hollywood. >> the year's hottest political show. the stephanie miller sexy liberal comedy show is finally coming to new york. you come crawling back to broadway. broadway is for booze and dope. >>
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Oct 19, 2012 3:00am PDT
local court said no and the supreme court upheld that and allowed open voting. in many states they're going to have millions of people disenfranchised. that's what we ought to be talking about not the gallup pole. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >> now that's politially direct. >>start the night with a special live edition of "talking liberally with stephanie miller" at 7 eastern. only on current tv. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: chatting with you live at current.com/bill press. >> bill: 33 minutes after the hour on this friday, october 19. the full court press, we are on a mission to destroy the credibility of the gallup poll, and to make sure that all americans know exactly what's going on in this election. join us on that mission at 1-866-55-press. good to have you with us. peter ogburn's been following the tweets on this. we'll catch up to date with peter, as well and get your call back to your calls. i'm on another mission too. i've told yo
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Oct 18, 2012 3:00am PDT
joining us, whether you're watching or listening on your local progressive talk radio station or watching on current tv, listening to sirius x.m., this is the place to start your day. i appreciate the fact that you do so. we are here with the entire team this morning. peter ogborn and dan henning hello, guys. >> good morning, good morning. phil phil backert has the phones this morning and cyprian bowlding keeping us on camera. >> by the way, that next debate will be in boca raton florida. >> bill: boca raton. >> it is getting colder here, they're going south. >> bill: monarch butterflies that's where he made the comments about the 47%. behind closed doors. some big mansion in boca raton. >> i don't think the debate will be in that house again. >> bill: what was said in that house may very welcome up in the next -- although the next one is all about foreign policy. >> if obama gets creative, maybe he can work it in somehow. >> bill: yeah, he'll work it. he had a good day yesterday. president obama went out to iowa and then to ohio, back on the campaign trail. having a lot of fun w
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Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm PDT
people were killed and 58 others wounded in a mass shooting of a local movie theater. the two candidates also stood just six miles from the location of the horrific 1999 shooting of columbine high school. you wouldn't knee either of these things because the gun control, gun violence and gun regulation were all topics not one mentioned during the debate. but survivors of the aurora shooting are urging both presidential candidates to end their silence on the issue of gun violence. stephen barton was one of those 58 wounded when a gunman opened openedded fire in aurora this past july. >> i was shot, shot in the face and neck. but i was lucky. in 48,000 americans won't be so lucky because they'll be murdered before the next president's term. when you had watch the presidential debates ask yourself who has a plan to stop gun violence. >> eliot: stephen barton who graduated from syracuse university this past may and won a prestigious fulbright scholarship to teach english in russia was on a summer bike trip across the country when a gunman in aurora tragically derailed his plans. wh
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Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
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Oct 24, 2012 10:00pm PDT
in local communities. these are not bloggers. these are not tangential figures. todd akin is also run running for united states senate in missouri. you remember this moment, of course. >> you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraceptions seem a bit extreme so i looked into it. >> cenk: sorry, guys i meant to give you the quote from todd akin. todd akin said if it's a legitimate rape, you all remember that, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. but let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something i think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist and not talking the child. i want to give you the last part of that for good reason. they always talk about oh, you know we've got difference of opinions. romney says, i have got an exception for rape and incest. and akin and richard mourdock find ways to justify it. these are not slip-ups by todd akin and richard mourdock. this is what they actually mean. they can only contain the monster for some time. then finally they just say it. why do th
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Oct 24, 2012 3:00am PDT
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Oct 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
just on progressive television on your local progressive talk radio station. we'll get right to the storm the latest on hurricane sandy, and the impact it is having on the campaign, and bring you up to date on the rest of -- there is still a campaign going on by the way, and the latest on mitt romney and this outrageously unfactual, big-lie ad he released over the weekend on the auto industry. i know you want to get into all of this, and we'll give you every opportunity to do so give us a call at 866-55-press. follow us on twitter and join us on twitter, your comments on twitter @bpshow. same with facebook facebook@billpressshow. and join us on the current tv chat room current.com/billpress. team press is here early in the morning. peter ogburn dan henning, siprion bolling, and phil backard on the phones. president obama was in florida last night. big event scheduled in orlando this morning with president clen -- clinton, and then they announced that the president would be coming back to washington this morning, probably heading to air force one as we speak to be in the white house
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Oct 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
coordinate disaster relief effort and take some of the pressure off of the state, off of the local emergency officials. it also lets them mobilize equipment, resource as needed. obviously there is financial help there. if it were up to governor romney, we would not have fema at all. >> stephanie: bad. big government. >> during the g.o.p. primaries there is a clip of him talking to cnn's john king about what we should do about financial issues with fema. >> stephanie: yeah, we have that. >> every time you have an and an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. if you can go further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. instead of thinking in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask ourselves the opposite question. what should we keep? >> yes because in an emergency the local officials would like to do everything themselves. >> stephanie: he'll find some awful way to politicize this. >> a lot more news coming up. the hurricane is the top story and will stay that way (vo) broug
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